Aerial Fusion is a unique way to fly and defy gravity with a blend of yoga, pilates and dance inspired movements done with aerial silk hammocks. The aerial hammock is used as an apparatus to help support and suspend areas of the body in the air 2 – 4 feet from the ground. Aerial Fusion is designed to develop a balance between breathing, stretching, strengthening, and relaxing, all while exploring playful movements with your body. No experience required!
We are pleased to welcome students back to in-person classes at Pure Energy Dance. Our staff and Board have been working diligently to implement health procedures and guidelines based on the Alberta Guidelines.
We are closely monitoring policy changes and public health organizations and will continue to make changes, as necessary. The plan below, coupled with personal responsibility, presents our best efforts to keep our dancers, families, and staff safe.
Every year in June our Little Dancers get to shine up on stage at our Annual Recital !
This is often the moment when children really learn to love dance. Getting to have a special costume and head onto the Big Stage, just like the older dancers makes them feel like a star.
It is so amazing to watch a dancer who at the beginning of the dance year may have been nervous to go to class, but then gets up on stage and struts their stuff for their loved ones to watch.
These little ones can be unpredictable on stage, but that is part of the fun. Our Tiny Toes, Happy Feet, Primary and Junior dancers always steal the show with their adorable smiles, bright shining faces and sweet dances!
Tatti’s training started at an early age on another hemisphere. She fell in love with dance after her first ballet lesson, and with time it became clear her passion was not just for ballet, but for any and all forms of movement and body awareness classes.
After years of extensive training and performing in Brazil and other places in South America, Tatti discovered the Circus Arts on silk classes, after a while came the opportunity to run away and join a real Circus and she spent a number of years travelling the US performing, loading, unloading, riding elephants and travelling on a mile-long train with Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Baily Circus.
After her time with the circus family, Tatti felt the need to expand her spirit and added Yoga to her repertoire.
Tatti believes her love for dance and any other body movement comes from a number of past lives and she is so thankful she can use this life helping others reach within and finding their own way to express their passion for movement.
Vanessa began her training at an early age studying Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Tap, Hiphop & Lyrical. Vanessa has had the opportunity to perform in various shows in Canada including Ignite! Festival, the University Of Calgary’s MainStage, and Skylines Dance and Film festival, and was a member of Ember Dance Company for 7 seasons, under the direction of Corinne Vessey. Additionally, Vanessa holds her Associate in Imperial Ballet and Modern theatre, which she received under the direction and guidance of Shirley Agate-Proust. Vanessa is a recent graduate from the University of Calgary, having completed her Bachelors of Kinesiology with a minor in dance. Vanessa strives to bring joy, energy and inspiration to each of the students that she teaches, while helping them reach their potential as individual dancers.
Megan has been dancing at Pure Energy for ten years in an abundance of genres and has found great success in her passion. Growing up alongside an amazing faculty, she has always wanted to become a dancer teacher herself, to motivate young students to achieve their goals. In the last two years, Megan has been able to make this dream of hers a reality and is continuously learning and growing from this new experience. She is excited and eager to expand her knowledge of teaching and watch her students flourish.
Emily has been training in a variety of disciplines for over ten years. She danced competitively in these disciplines for eight years. Competing gave Emily the opportunity to travel to Las Vegas, California and New York. From a young age Emily knew her passion was teaching the art of Dance. She was mentored by Teri Willoughby and gained experience while student teaching for her. Emily is excited to share her passion for dance with her students. She loves seeing dancers flourish, grow, and achieve their goals. She is thankful for the many individuals who have inspired her and helped her become the dancer and teacher that she is today. Emily hopes to provide the same inspiration and love for dance to her students.
Samuel was originally inspired by music artists and street dance pioneers. He initially began by teaching himself and now under the guidance of Empirical Freedom, a collective of artists based in Calgary, finds himself learning various styles of dance including Hip Hop, Krump and house. Sam has performed for various venues including 10 to 10, United Way and Downton Calgary. Utilizing his exposure to various mediums of art including dance, film, and photography, he teaches to provide dancers the ability to find and develop their own unique style. Sam hopes all dancers will grow their self-expression and confidence by finding what dance means to them.
For ages 3-4, our tiny toes class is full of fun and is a great way to introduce dance and music into your child’s life. The class provides and important opportunity to socialize and helps prepare children to start school. Watch your child gallop, skip, spin and jump with a huge smile on their face where every class is a journey brimming with excitement, exploration and learning.
Along the way, our dancers improve co-ordination and musicality, develop new skills, gain strength and endurance in an environment that encourages creative expression, all while preparing them to advance into the technical dance forms. Classes are 30 minutes once a week.
For ages 4-5 (must be 5 by December 31), our Happy Feet class begins to explore basic ballet and tap movement with a special emphasis on interactive movement games, imaginative mimes, singing and story telling. Classes are 45 minutes once a week. This class is perfect for children who are ready or almost-ready to start school, and gives them a perfect opportunity to socialize, follow directions and learn how to be part of a team.
Acro Dance is a physically demanding activity that combines dance technique with acrobatic elements and is great for students looking to enhance their agility, flexibility, & strength. This class is an important part of our competitive dancers training program, but is also great for children looking for a weekly physically demanding activity that increasing strength and confident.